USDINR opened at 82.87 y’day and the pair traded in the 82.79-82.91 range. Spot USDINR closed at 82.80, gain of 4 ps for USD as against prior close of 82.76.

RBI reference rate was fixed at 82.86 on 15/02. Feb USD/INR closed at 82.88, gain of 4 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 82.84. Feb Euro/INR closed at 88.92, GBP/INR at 100.16 and Yen/INR at 62.34. USDINR fwd premia was trading at around 2.08% p.a.  FX reserves stands at USD 575.25 bn as on Feb 3 rd.  


In Feb, FII’S  sold Rs 5013 Cr of Equities and have bought Rs 486 Cr of debt . In last Calendar Year, FII’S sold close to Rs 1.06 lac Cr worth of Equities.

Benchmark Nifty climbed 86 points (0.48%) y’day. DOW climbed 38 points (0.11%) y’day. Nikkei declined 0.37%  and Hang Seng declined 1.43% y’day.

Euro closed at 1.0692, Pound at 1.2024, Yen at 134.05.

Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1845 and WT1Crude at USD 79/Brent at USD 85.50.

Interest rates: USD 10 Yr yield is at 3.80% and 3 m libor closed at 4.84%. Indian 10 yr benchmark yield closed at 7.35%.

Economic news: Indian merchandise exports dipped 6.58% in Jan to USD 32.91 bn. Imports also declined to USD 50.66 bn. Trade deficit was at USD 17.75 bn. In Apr-Jan period, Overall Exports (merchandise and services) grew by 17.33% to USD 641.24 bn. During the same period, imports climbed 22.92% to USD 753.19 bn. Merchandise exports in Apr-Jan period climbed 8.51% to USD 369.25 bn. Imports climbed 21.89% to USD 602.20 bn. Trade deficit in Apr-Jan period stands at USD 232.95 bn.

US retail sales was stronger than expected. This follows strong employment data and a still elevated inflation reading.

Data highlights: – US retail sales climbed 3% m/m, industrial production

-EU industrial production declined -1.1% m/m.

-UK PPI(output) climbed 0.5% m/m, CPI climbed 10.1% y/y and RPI climbed 13.4% y/y.

Thursday’s calendar : – US PPI, Weekly jobless claims

-US Building permits and housing starts

USD/INR   82.9182.79
EUR/USD       1.06921.07451.0661
GBP/USD       1.20241.21821.2092
USD/JPY       134.05134.36132.55

 Daily Support/Resistance table

Currency PairsPivotR1R2R3S1S2S3
USD/INR82.8382.8782.95 82.7582.71 


Currency PairSupportsResistancesTrendRemarks

Technicals: Spot closed below 50 day average, but still above 20, 100 and 200 day major moving averages.20 day moving average is at 82.03. 50 day moving average is at 82.29.200 day moving average is at 80.16. Daily MACD is in buy zone. Important supports are at 82.34/82.15  and important resistance is at 82.80/82.95. Spot closed below its average level of the day.

Intraday supports and resistances for Feb contract are:

PP: 82.89, S1:82.81, S2:82.75, R1:82.96, R2:83.03.             

Hedging strategy: Hedging decisions be taken according to comfort and accounting rates.

However on directional basis, suggest the following:

Exports be hedged.


EURO/USD: The pair is above 100 and 200 day major moving averages. Major resistance is at 1.0790. Next major support is at 1.0480. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying an important top at 1.1035. Weekly MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 0.9535.

GBP/USD: The pair is above 100 and 200 day moving averages , but below 20 and 50 day averages. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.2450 and weekly MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.0380. Important support is at 1.1960/1.1840. Important resistance is at 1.2195/1.2445.

USD/YEN: The pair is below 100 and 200 day moving averages. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 127.25. Important resistance is at 132.90. Major support is at 127.25.

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